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MEGHAN MCCAIN: Biden mentioned Saudi would pay for the butchery of Khashoggi. His phrase from him means nothing

There is no such thing as a justice on this planet or at the very least there is not when blood and oil are concerned.

President Joe Biden has elected to betray the reminiscence of brutally murdered, dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and all victims of human rights abuses in favor of a partnership with the Saudi Royal household.

That is the reality of it.

His administration is on the report, saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) is entitled to authorized immunity as a international ‘head of presidency’.

The choice stops in its tracks a lawsuit filed by Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancé, who’s trying to carry MBS chargeable for the homicide of Jamal in Turkey in 2018.

The information apparently shocked Republicans and Democrats too.

Congresswoman Debbie Dingle mentioned she was ‘very disturbed and shocked’ when she heard the report. She struggled to present any justification for it no matter.

However let’s be trustworthy right here.

Ought to we be shocked?

No, not particularly.

Chances are you’ll hear Jamal’s title or see his grieving fiancé pop up on a cable information present within the subsequent couple of days, however Biden’s transfer will quickly be largely forgotten.

Already the White Home is spinning it, lamely claiming this was a, ‘State Division resolution.’

Okay, however final time I checked their reply to the president.

‘The President has been very, very clear and really vocally so concerning the brutal and barbaric homicide of Mr. Khashoggi, and naturally our condolences proceed to exit to the household, and he has labored to carry the regime accountable,’ mentioned Nationwide Safety Council spokesman John Kirby.

That is not the way it seems to be to me.

Biden’s message to the world is that the USA solely pretends to care about human rights. And he could also be proper about that.

President Joe Biden has elected to betray the reminiscence of brutally murdered, dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and all victims of human rights abuses in favor of a partnership with the Saudi Royal household.

His administration is on the record, saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) is entitled to legal immunity as a foreign

His administration is on the report, saying that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) is entitled to authorized immunity as a international ‘head of presidency’.

When you’ve got forgotten the repulsive particulars of Jamal’s homicide, he was believed to have been tortured, killed after which dismembered by a Saudi assassination squad contained in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

The Turkish authorities doubtless had the consulate bugged, capturing the sounds of the killing. They launched these recordings to the United Nations. The small print leaked to the media.

It is one thing out of a horror film.

You possibly can reportedly hear Saudi hitmen discussing how they’d kill after which lower up Jamal’s physique.

Has ‘the sacrificial animal arrived,’ one man is heard saying.

‘Minimize it into items, will probably be completed,’ one other provides.

Then Jamal enters the room and realizes he’ll be killed.

‘Are you going to present me medication?’ he asks.

‘We are going to anesthetize you,’ he is instructed.

Then there are reportedly sounds of a wrestle, plastic sheets being unrolled and a noticed.

It is completely nauseating.

By November 2018, the CIA had concluded MBS was chargeable for all of it.

So, how ought to America have responded?

President Trump’s alternative was clear virtually instantly. His administration of him would n’t reply.

‘I am extraordinarily indignant and sad a few factor like that going down,’ Trump mentioned at a G20 summit after assembly with MBC. ‘However as of this second, greater than 13 persons are being prosecuted, and I hear the numbers are going to be going up,’ he continued, echoing the Saudi authorities’s declare that they have been appearing in opposition to any of their residents concerned within the homicide.

Biden, then campaigning for president, took a special strategy.

‘Khashoggi was, actually, murdered and dismembered, and I consider on the order of the crown prince,’ he mentioned in 2019 on a Democratic debate stage.

Jamal was believed to have been tortured, killed and then dismembered by a Saudi assassination squad inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Biden and MBS in Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah on July 16, 2022

When you’ve got forgotten the repulsive particulars of Jamal’s (above left) homicide, he was believed to have been tortured, killed after which dismembered by a Saudi assassination squad contained in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

‘And I might make it very clear we weren’t going to, actually, promote extra weapons to them, have been going to, actually, make them pay the worth and make them, actually, the pariah that they’re. There’s little or no social redeeming worth of the — within the current authorities in Saudi Arabia.’

Wow, that is a robust assertion.

If solely he meant it.

Not solely did Biden not punish ‘the pariah,’ as president he traveled to Saudi Arabia in July 2022 and grinned as he fist-bumped MBS.

In August 2022, he accepted the sale of $3 billion in defensive missiles to Saudi Arabia. The White Home has by no means imposed any sanctions, of any sort, on MBS.

Actual defender of freedom in opposition to human rights violators, proper?

As of Thursday, Biden has accomplished his 180-degree flip, by granting MBS immunity from prosecution, one thing even the Trump administration didn’t do.

So, what are we to make of this all? Did I actually consider that Biden was going to dwell as much as his pledge from him?

Nope.

When push got here to shove and the USA discovered itself in want of Center East oil, as a result of Biden and Democrats crippled US vitality manufacturing, he went crawling again to MBS to beg for his assist.

The gross hypocrisy is sort of an excessive amount of to abdomen.

No less than we knew what Trump was going to do. Trump put the quick pursuits of the USA over the objective of human rights.

I do not prefer it, however can we please all develop up and admit that is what Biden is doing now?

However oh… Biden was going to be completely different.

‘America is again,’ he likes to repeat over and over.

Give me a break.

The decision stops in its tracks a lawsuit filed by Jamal Khashoggi¿s fiancé (above), who is attempting to hold MBS responsible for the murder of Jamal in Turkey in 2018.

The choice stops in its tracks a lawsuit filed by Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancé (above), who’s trying to carry MBS chargeable for the homicide of Jamal in Turkey in 2018.

Biden has compromised the integrity of the USA, simply as a lot if no more than Trump ever did.

No less than when Trump made a menace on the world stage, there was credible worry that he was simply loopy sufficient to see it by means of.

What of Biden’s phrase?

The subsequent time he threatens one other nation to get its act collectively and clear up its human rights report, I doubt that they’re going to be shaking of their boots.

In actual fact, Biden most likely did a higher disservice to the reason for human rights by opening his mouth. It could have been higher to have extra discretion and dodge the query like each different craven politician.

What can America do to finish human rights abuses world wide? The reality is – not very a lot, however that does not imply we should not cease attempting.

The very least Biden can do isn’t lie about that actuality.

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